Gloucestershire Heritage Hub Community Open Day 2nd September 2018, 1Oam to 4pm
Program of Events
10.30am Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)
11.00am Family friendly talk by Our roaming highwayman
11.00am “Treasures Of the Archives” illustrated talk
11.30am Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)
12 noon Film show created from spoken memories (Memories Of parents in WW1 ; the old Cattle
Market; childhood memories of the Picturedrome cinema; the home front in WW2; the deep
snowfall of 1947; the Sevem Bridge disaster; Fielding & Platt at Christmas; the suitcase; and
obtaining a hat). (approx. 35 minutes).
12.30pm Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)
1.30pm Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)
2.00pm Family friendly talk by our roaming highwayman
2.00pm “Treasures of the Archives” illustrated talk
2.30pm Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)
3.00pm Film show created from spoken memories (Memories of father in WWI; the Three Choirs
Festival; a bomb dropping in WW2; growing up during and after WW2; the 1947 floods; Fielding &
Platt at Christmas; a wandering cat; an artist’s impression of Barton and Tredworth scenes;
opening a shop on Barton St; and breakfast at a teashop). (approx 35 mins). N.B. The content Of
this film show is completely different to the show seen at 12.00.
And don’t miss —
Treasure hunt and quiz for children; tea and cake; family tree drop-in sessions throughout the day
with Gloucestershire Family History Society; conservation display with one of our conservators;
meet the artists; exhibitions on women’s policing in the county; Dame Joan Cook and Gloucester’s
first grammar school; Our volunteers’ sign-up desk; selection of original items on display from
Gloucestershire Archives’ collections; live folk music; a display of photographs of how the building
project progressed over the last 18 months.
Annual Branch Open Day, West Dean Centre, Bream 10.00 – 4.00pm approx..
“A Stroll Around Blakeney”, a showing of a DVD made by Ernie Hale taking in some of the historic and interesting buildings and sites in Blakeney and the people who lived and worked there. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.
Saturday, October 13th – Glamorgan F.H.S. Fair at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, 10.00 am to 3.30pm. The Forest Branch will be represented.
Wednesday, October 17th – Roger Deeks on “Public Health in Gloucestershire, 1919”. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.
Wednesday, November 21st – Steve Cooper on “Newnham-on-Severn: Its People’s History through St. Peter’s Churchyard”. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.
Wednesday, December 19th – Christmas Social, West Dean Centre Bream, 7.30pm.